Category Archives: SoHo

Review: Sadelle’s Jewish deli in SoHo

Update September 6, 2015- Eater is slamming these guys for closing down too.

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Your building is likely rent-stabilized

June 17, 2015- By Steven E. Greer DNAinfo has a story today about the 421g law making FiDi luxury “condos” rent-stabilized

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - Real estate, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Financial District, Lawyers, Seaport, SoHo, TriBeCa | 2 Comments

A new form of Downtown gentrification: One percenters evicting the mere wealthy

March 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has reported on several cases recently of wealthy families with incomes over six-figures, renting apartments that cost well more than $3,000 per month, who have been evicted as their buildings were … Continue reading

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Why is it called The Tribeca Film Festival?

April 14, 2015- The ever changing Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has new management and a new home in Midtown. All

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Another fight outside 1 Oak

April 8, 2015- Last year, the famous MMA fighter Renzo Gracie attacked the doorman of the nightclub

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Review: City Winery is a horrible music venue

Update November 24, 2014- I can no longer recommend this establishment. They are double booking and cram people in like sardines.

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The Pier A beer garden is part of a bigger city plan to turn waterfront properties into concert venues

July 15, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The controversial Pier A beer garden, that succeeded in winning the broadest and most powerful of liquor licenses and will become

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Helicopter noise, Hudson River Park Trust, Music Bands, Op-Ed, Outdoor events, Parks, Performing arts, Restaurants, Schools, Seafood, Seaport, SoHo | 2 Comments

American Flatbread Tribeca closes

Update February 10, 2015- This company has closed down. 

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Beware the “Parlor” dinner club mailing invites

January 23, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I received a fancy printed dinner invitation similar to what one gets for a wedding, inviting me to a private SoHo

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TriBeCa: Still super lame after 9:00 PM

October 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Every year, I make the effort to scour the nightlife scene in

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Review: Bubby’s in Meatpacking District is a tourist trap

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was in the Meatpacking District doing an errand and decided to try out the new Bubby’s restaurant across from the High-Line on Washington Street. My expectations were low based on my experience … Continue reading

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Lenders foreclose on Trump SoHo

September 16, 2014- The WSJ reports that the Trump SoHo

Posted in - Real estate, -- In the News, SoHo | 1 Comment

Tapas Plan B in NOLITA needs a Plan C

Update June 16, 2014- Observer is reporting that Plan B wants to get out of their lease, which costs $21,000 per month, because they cannot make things work financially.

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Fortess’ attempt to buy largest apartment complex stifled

June 7, 2014- Observer reports that Fortress Capital’s attempt to buy Stuyvesant Town, the largest apartment complex in the city,

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Good reporting in Downtown Express on crime-plagued Greenhouse nightclub

May 9, 2014- reporter Sam Spokony of Downtown Express seems to have emulated BatteryPark.TV style by shaming the deadbeat local leaders into doing the right thing.

Posted in - Community Board 1, - NYPD First Precinct, - State Government, -- In the News, Bar, Lounge, Gripes, Lawyers, SoHo, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

Cops shut down trouble-making Greenhouse nightclub

April 21, 2014- The Post reports that the Greenhouse nightclub on Varick was raided by the NYPD and closed. It may never re-open because their liquor license expires soon and they declined to apply for a new one.

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Electeds want liquor license of Tribeca club revoked

April 20, 2014- The cabaret liquor license at the Greenhouse nightclub is in jeopardy. The State Liquor Authority is set to renew the license, and elected officials are urging the SLA not to do so due to the numerous cases … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Try the Warby Parker bricks and mortar store

April 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I previously extolled the virtues of online optical stores that have broken the mold of the old eyeglass cartel, and sell high quality prescription glasses for as little as $35. I explained … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth investigated by State Attorney General

March 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Bob Townley is the founder and operator of the Manhattan Youth Recreation and Resources Inc, a 501c New York State regulated non-profit. It operates the community center on 120 Warren Street as well … Continue reading

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Financial District, Schools, Seaport, SoHo | Leave a comment

Scarpetta: five years in and still elite

October 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer If you want some absurdly good Italian/Mediterranean food, five years after opening, Scarpetta still impresses the senses.

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